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Enterprise Architectures Have Life Cycles

An Enterprise Architecture Life Cycle (EALC) is the basic planning format applied to Enterprise Architecture and strategic planning. Within an EALC, different activities in the project are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

There are several activities involved in Enterprise planning.

  • First is to envision and define the scope of the architecture environment.

  • Second is to identify key stakeholders.
  • Third is to create a business case for systems and finally to create the project and
  • evaluate and maintain it.

The various steps in an EALC are:

  • EA Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Solution Delivery and
  • Organization Change Management.

These are the broad areas that must be looked into in order that Enterprise Architecture and system development go hand in hand.


Enterprise Architecture and Systems Development Ensure Mutual Coexistence

All large companies plan, develop, test and install software systems to rely on their information and data needs. A system is essentially a set of processes by which an organization achieves its objectives. No system functions in a vacuum. They coexist with numerous other systems in an organizations.

Enterprise Architecture and system development is concerned with the fact that every system in an enterprise must not only fit in, but should also reflect the strategy and vision of the business.

Within an Enterprise Architecture life cycle, a given application must be developed so as to take advantage of a shared infrastructure. It should not adversely affect other systems in an organization.